Emerging Tech

Puerto Rico’s Power Grid to Get Boost from Energy Department Project

The project was developed to create a resilient energy grid that incorporates different types of power sources.

Cybersecurity

Email Is Dangerous

Electronic mail as we know it is drowning in spam, forged phishing mails, and other scams and hacks. It’s going to get worse before it gets better.

Sponsor Content

Feds Must Bake Security in to Counter Threats, Cisco Says

Agencies face cybersecurity threats from encrypted malicious traffic, cloud services that can be abused and phishing scams, according to a Cisco report.

Ideas

Security Managers and Modernization Don’t Mix…or Do They? 

The reality is that secure DevOps is still more of a meta-conversation than it is an actual implementation effort.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers to NIH: Is Tech Stressing Out Our Kids?

Legislators also push back on the White House eliminating its cyber adviser and reverse bans on Chinese phone maker ZTE.

Cybersecurity

ZTE Kerfuffle Shows Cybersecurity Doesn’t Operate in a Vacuum

Lawmakers have decried the president’s efforts to reverse a ban on a Chinese telecom, citing security fears, but there’s a lot more at stake.

CIO Briefing

Ask What Your Company Can Do For You, Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

"For me, it comes down to being in touch, deeply in touch, with what gives you purpose.”

Cybersecurity

Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions About Messaging App

It’s not clear that French police cracked the app’s encryption. But ISIS and other user groups are becoming wary.

Policy

Trump Reportedly Asked the U.S. Postal Service to Charge Amazon Double

Following through on the demands could ultimately prove disastrous for USPS.

Data

Census Bureau Goes Tech Shopping for 2020 Count

The bureau is looking for help with background vetting, app testing and other prep for the decennial.

CIO Briefing

Trump’s Pick to Lead VA Is a Surprise to Many, Including the Nominee

Robert Wilkie has been serving in the job in an acting capacity since March.

Emerging Tech

If We End Up Sitting Around in Self-Driving Cars Watching Ads, Google Is Going to Make Billions

The race to providing autonomous vehicle experiences is far from over, however.

Emerging Tech

How NATO’s Transformation Chief Is Pushing the Alliance to Keep Up in AI

Experimental robot medics and autonomy-driven base protection highlight NATO’s race to keep up with China, Russia, and the U.S. in emerging technology.

Data

Report: How HHS Buried Information About the Affordable Care Act

A transparency group analyzed the removal and demotion of information related to Obamacare on a federal website.

Ideas

How to Boost Border Security While Protecting Privacy

Artificial intelligence will be a powerful tool for border control agencies, but security must be built in at every level to protect privacy.

IT Modernization

VA Signs $10 Billion Health Records Contract With Cerner

VA will formally pursue the same health records platform as the Pentagon.

Policy

Government Should ‘Stop Pretending’ Your Social Security Number is Secret

Cyber experts want Congress to explore different ways to prove people’s identities.